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Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Mary Townsend

Wednesday, November 13, 2002

CHARLESTON - Mary Townsend, 63, died Nov. 10, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.

Born March 18, 1939, in Charleston, daughter of the late Robert and Jessie Mae Matthew Townsend, she was a lifelong resident of Charleston and member of the Townsend Sisters Group.

Survivors include: four sisters, Martha Townsend, Lousiza Townsend and Lavern Townsend of the home and Bertha Townsend of Los Angeles, Calif.; and three brothers, Edgar Lee Townsend of Kankakee, Ill., Henry Lee Townsend of St. Louis and Robert Lee Townsend Jr. of Richmond, Calif.

Preceding her in death were one sister, Louise Townsend; and one brother, L.C. Townsend.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Sparks Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Opportunity Church of God in Christ with Elder Steve Betts officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.